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- March 31, 2022. Added a link to an article by Laura Kipnis about snitches in academia.
- March 20, 2022. Added a Happy Birthday Card for RMS made by Adrienne G. Thompson.
- March 3, 2022. Added a new page about some messages and a letter sent to us by Ukrainians from bomb shelters.
- January 19, 2022. Update the banner about the letter of support to say the repo has been archived and signatures are no longer accepted. The repo closed with a total of 6,876 signatures.
- October 25, 2021. Added a testimony in defense of Richard Stallman by Beatriz Busaniche.
- October 3, 2021. Added a link to an article on The Atlantic about mob justice today by the “new puritans.”
- September 29, 2021. Added a comment by someone who attended Stallman's speech in Ukraine on Sept 18, 2021.
- September 29, 2021. New page, Welcome Back, Richard Stallman. Ukrainians welcome RMS back to in-person speeches and to the Board of Directors of the FSF (videos).
- September 26, 2021. Added an email sent to the Debian developers' mailing list about how RMS was labeled “ableist” because of his opinion on prenatal diagnosis.
- September 25, 2021. Added Japanese translation of Wilcox's Ritual Defamation.
- August 27, 2021. Reworded the introductory paragraph at Debunking False Accusations Against Richard Stallman.
- June 21, 2021. Added a link to an article by renowned author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in which she explains how she was shunned on Twitter by her own friend.
- June 04, 2021. Added Russian translation of Wilcox's Ritual Defamation.
- May 26, 2021. Added instructions to sign the letter in support of RMS without GitHub, mainly for non technical people.
- May 18, 2021. Added a link to another article by Dave Winer, this one written more recently. Pleading for Stallman.
- May 13, 2021. Added a reference to a tweet about RMS handing over a “stuffed animal” to a woman inside the elevator, under Running Jokes in the debunking page.
- May 8, 2021. Added a picture of the cover of the book by Marge Piercy, along with snippets from the book that show the use of the genderless pronouns person, per, and pers in the novel. Claim #7.
- May 6, 2021. Added an email sent to the LibrePlanet mailing list about how cultural background influences verbal communication styles.
- May 3, 2021. Reworded two items in the Table of Contents, to
make navigation as clear as possible:
Other Articles of Support -> External Articles of Support
Related Articles -> External Related Articles
- May 3, 2021.
1. Clarify the licensing terms in the footer to say that part of the contents in some pages may be exceptions to the default CC-BY-SA license.
2. Added a license exception note in the following pages: Sylvia Paull's article; Renata Avila's article; Margarita Lacabe's article; Laird Wilcox's article.
- May 1st, 2021. Added a picture of RMS kneeling down to reach a handicapped student in Claim #6 - Richard Stallman is an ableist.
- May 1st, 2021. Added a quote by RMS in Who is Richard Stallman about why he quit his job at MIT in 1984.
- April 30, 2021. Added two links under Related External Articles:
- April 27, 2021. Added a new page to publish various testimonies, letters, writings, and more, that readers send us as feedback.
- April 26, 2021. Added a link to Stallman's article on why he uses the title “Dr.”.
- April 26, 2021. Added new article by Laird Wilcox, The Practice of Ritual Defamation. Must read.
- April 25, 2021. Added a meme that shows RMS in the Middle Ages about to be stoned. Thanks to Predrag from the Libre Computer Club in Norway (https://librecomputer.club/).
- April 23, 2021. Added Claims #6 and #7 (plus minor, mostly cosmetic changes) in Debunking False Accusations Against Richard Stallman.
- April 20, 2021. Added a link to the excellent short article by Laird Wilcox about The Practice of Ritual Defamation.
- April 19, 2021. Added a call to help the GNU Project in the top banner in the home page.
- April 18, 2021. Published new article by Margarita Lacabe.
- April 18, 2021. Added in the home page:
- A link to the defamation meme
- A notice to mention that people are adding stallmansupport.org to their email signatures, social media profiles, etc.
- April 18, 2021. Added a meme that shows the various defamatory headlines (thanks to reader Chloe93 for this awesome meme!)
- April 18, 2021. Added a link to Dave Winer's article.
- April 13, 2021. Updates in
Debunking False Accusations Against Richard Stallman:
- Added item 5 under Claim#5 about the pleasure card.
- Re-arranged the paragraphs and some minor rewording under Claim#4, after readers' feedback (thanks!)
- April 13, 2021. Added new article by Karrie Peterson.
- April 11, 2021. Updated Claim #5 at Debunking False Accusations Against Richard Stallman.
- April 10, 2021. Added Claim #5 “Richard Stallman is a misogynist” to Debunking False Accusations Against Richard Stallman.
- April 9, 2021. Added new items under the category “Sexism” in Richard Stallman's Commitment to Social Justice.
- April 9, 2021. Uppdated homepage to mention that the petition at change.org is stale and not worth signing.
- April 7, 2021. Added a link to Bruce Peren's article on the Non-Judicical Punishment of Individuals.
- April 7, 2021. Improved the Table of Contents for better navigation.
- April 6, 2021. Added input from a reader showing that Stallman changed his mind about sex with children before June 2016.
- April 6, 2021. Added a paragraph about age of consent in the United States under Age of Consent - The Law Does Not Dictate Morality.
- April 6, 2021. Added a meme about the single purpose of a mattress.
Table of Contents
- Who is Richard Stallman?
- Honors and Awards
- Commitment to Social Justice
- Why Stallman Resigned
- Explanation - Background
- Explanation - CSAIL Emails
- Debunking False Accusations
- Ritual Defamation
- Articles of Support
- External Articles of Support
- External Related Articles
- Comments of Support
- Testimonies, Letters, Writings, and More
- Welcome Back, Richard Stallman
- Say It With a Meme!